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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Well, it’s official, the R8 is growing a mustache. A new teaser image from Audi Sport reveals that the facelift R8’s new front fascia will, in fact, mirror the GT3 car’s new front end. With a new set of inlets at the front of the hood, a slightly reworked grille, and the possible omission of a...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Remember a few months ago when Audi introduced the Audi Sport performance parts? Well, now you can get a limited edition R8 with all of that stuff added on for just $40,000 more than standard. To be fair, the car will only be one of ten brought into the US in precisely this configuration, which...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    This week Audi released a new version of its R8 LM GT3 race car. The Evo takes advantage of a new set of rules for the series, revising the aerodynamics and cooling, the new car manages air much better than the old one and also will allegedly be more reliable. This new model also shows a new...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Hey, you! Yeah, you! Do you want a fancy R8 with questionable coachwork and a seven figure price tag? Of course you do. Well, now’s your chance! The ZeroUno, ItalDesign’s first crack at manufacturing its own car under its VW Group ownership, is a strictly limited, low-volume supercar that’s now...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Road & Track recently released a list of all the cars it has ever tested that can accelerate to 60 mph in less than three seconds and 60% of them are made by the Volkswagen Group. The car industry today may be full of ludicrously fast cars that would put race cars from just a few years ago to...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    Although racing has made remarkable and heroic strides in safety technology, there’s still inevitable danger to driving at high speeds on a tight track with other people. To wit, Dries Vanthoor’s recent crash at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. Audi was mostly disappointed by its results at this...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    While the idea of an art car was popularized by BMW, ABT Sportsline sees no reason why they shouldn't join in on the fun. The result is this Harlequinesque R8 that the tuners are taking to Worthersee. Designed by artist/cartoonist/public speaker Timo Wuerz , the car is called "Nun Meets...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Our spy photographers in Ingolstadt have been hot on the case following a new R8 that’s under development with a few tantalizing details. Sporting some strategic camouflage, Audi is hiding a facelift that we expect to see for the 2020 model year. A revised bumper eschews the vertical winglets on...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    “There is no V6 planned for the R8,” or at least that’s what an Audi spokesperson toldRoad & Track earlier this week . The assertion is in direct contrast to reports and rumors that have been circulating around the web about a 2.9-liter V6 R8 premiering at the New York International Auto Show...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Smithsonian Channel's "Supercar Superbuild" is featured the Audi R8 last night and the production company was kind enough to share behind the scenes photography from the episode. Shot on location, the episode tracks the history, conception, and construction of the Audi R8 and clearly had...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi and its Quattro all-wheel drive is a pairing that makes serious artistry of the road. It’s like the duo of Daft Punk (if you’re an electronic music fan), The Black Keys (for the rock fans), or Hall and Oates or Simon and Garfunkel (for the fans of the older stuff). To have one without the...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Italdesign Giugiaro is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new supercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. At the same show last year, the Italian design house unveiled the first car to be sold under its name, the Zerouno. The company is following it with a convertible variant at this year’s...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Daytona is going to be extremely busy this week, but among all the rolling thunder there will be a first. For the first time ever an all-female team will race for the chequered flag in the Grand Sport class. The racers are Ashley Freiberg and Gosia Rdest, whose surname is missing at least one...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    With sales of Audi’s halo supercar slowing and the buzz of electrification in the air, it seems the future of the R8 has come under fresh threat. A new report from Automobile claims that when this generation R8’s run is up in 2020, there will be no replacement. That would be a sign of Audi...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi Sport is going to be giving electrified performance, starting from 2020. The branch that puts the R in RS will be doing more crossovers too. Stephan Winkelmann, head of Audi Sport shared the news to Autocar. “From 2020 onwards, the start of the introduction of battery electric vehicles”...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Marshall Pruett Podcast is back with another aural wonder. This time, recorded from the cockpit of the Audi’s 2005 Le Mans contender, from the HSR 24-Hour vintage event at Daytona International Speedway. Although it wasn’t the fastest in qualifying at Le Mans back in 2005, R8s would come...
  17. Misc. Professional Racing
    The Macau Grand Prix is always good for an accident or two or 16— you may remember Audi’s race ending crash last year —and this year’s event didn’t disappoint. It didn’t take long for things to get messy on the tight road circuit. On the opening lap of the qualifying race a 16-car pileup caused...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Stephan Winkelmann is doing the Volkswagen Group shuffle. Having moved from Lamborghini to Audi Sport, he’s now on the move again. This time, he’s headed over to France to head up fastest-car-in-the-world-makers, Bugatti. Winkelmann will take over as President of Bugatti Automobile S.A.S. from...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Spy pictures of an Audi R8 testing the other day, as they often do, raised more questions than they answered. Now, a report claims to have answers to many of the burning questions raised by those shots. Autocar reports that the mystery R8 was actually the long-rumored R8 V6 and that all of...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi Sport’s new head of Technical Development, Oliver Hoffman, has confirmed that the team is working to get five new RS models onto the roads by 2020. That would raise the total from 11 to 16 over the next three-or-so years. Although Hoffman did not confirm which models would be getting the...
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